Sisvel launches DVB-S2X patent pool

Sisvel has launched a new joint patent licensing program, or patent pool, offering a license under patents essential to the DVB-S2X standard, an extension of the DVB-S2 specification that provides additional technologies and features, the company said.

The program has been launched with a portfolio of essential patents owned or controlled by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur F̦rderung der angewandten Forschung e. V., Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Newtec Cy N.V., RAI РRadiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., The European Space Agency and WORK Microwave GmbH.

The portfolio license makes essential DVB-S2X patents more easily accessible and ensures that all users of this technology will benefit from the transparency and the convenience of the license terms available under this new program.

DVB-S2X is a technical standard developed by the DVB Project and adopted by the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (“ETSI”) as formally specified in the ETSI document EN 302 307 Part 2, with DVB-S2 being part 1. DVB-S2X is an extension of the DVB-S2 specification and offers improved performance and features for the core applications of DVB-S2, including Direct to Home (DTH), contribution, VSAT and DSNG. For additional technical information relating to the DVB-S2X standard, visit: www.dvb.org.

Sisvel is a world provider of fostering innovation and managing intellectual property. The Group identifies, evaluates and maximizes the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Founded in 1982, the Group is headquartered in Luxembourg and has subsidiaries in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.